Murphy hangs on to edge fast-closing Soerensen in Yamaha Section Championship

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Long ball basher Malachi Murphy of Winter Creek Golf Club in Blanchard edged out Brian Soerensen of Kickingbird Golf Course in Edmond to win the Yamaha Section Championship by two strokes Tuesday at Texarkana (Ark.) Country Club.

Murphy opened with a 4-under 68, the best round recorded in the tournament, before closing with a 4-over 76 to finish at even-par. Soerensen rebounded from an opening 77 with the second day’s best round of 3-under 69 to finish at 2 over 146.

Jarod Lundy, the general manager at Winter Creek, tied with host professional Art Romero at 3-over 147, while Cary Cozby of Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa placed fifth alone at 5-over 149.

Complete results below.

South Central PGA – Yamaha Section Championship Results
Dates: Sep 24 – Sep 25
Course: Texarkana Country Club (Texarkana, AR)

1 Malachi Murphy Winter Creek GC 68-76–144 E $1,800.00
2 Brian Soerensen Kickingbird GC 77-69–146 +2 $1,500.00
T3 Jarod Lundy Winter Creek GC 71-76–147 +3 $1,100.00
T3 Art Romero Texarkana CC 72-75–147 +3 $1,100.00
5 Cary Cozby Southern Hills CC – Champ 74-75–149 +5 $800.00
6 Kyle Emerson Oklahoma City G&CC 76-74–150 +6 $700.00
T7 Jim Young River Oaks GC 72-79–151 +7 $550.00
T7 Kyley Tetley Indian Springs – River 75-76–151 +7 $550.00
9 Philip Holley Hot Springs CC 74-78–152 +8 $400.00
T10 Greg Bray Golf Club of Oklahoma 76-77–153 +9 $300.00
T10 Darren Watts Lake Hefner GC 75-78–153 +9 $300.00
T10 Brent Wilcoxen South Lakes 74-79–153 +9 $300.00
13 Neil Day Pine Bluff CC 78-76–154 +10 $200.00
T14 Bruce Baxley Searcy CC 82-73–155 +11
T14 Mark Fuller Surrey Hills 76-79–155 +11
16 Troy Hendricks Auburn Hills Municipal 76-81–157 +13
T17 Rusty Wortham Altus AFB GC / Windy Trai 78-80–158 +14
T17 Kevin Moberg The Golf Studio 76-82–158 +14
T19 Vince Bizik 79-81–160 +16
T19 Jeff Tucker Surrey Hills 77-83–160 +16
T21 Tory Hayes South Central Section 83-81–164 +20
T21 Jerry Garrison 83-81–164 +20
23 Brian Davis South Central Section 79-86–165 +21
24 Sidney Johnson 88-83–171 +27
25 Adam Carney Jonesboro CC 93-82–175 +31
26 Doug Turner PGA of America Nat’l Office Headquarters 89-97–186 +42

DID NOT FINISH

WD Sam Meredith +14
NC Bob Ralston Stuttgart CC +6

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